It didn’t take long for new pitching coach Dave Eiland to notice something was off about Jeurys Familia in 2017. “He wasn’t real balanced over the rubber and his arm wasn’t catching up consistently,’’ Eiland said. “His timing on the rubber wasn’t real good. … He was doing stuff I’d never seen him do before.” The issue, according to Eiland, was with Familia’s legs and they’re working this spring at altering his delivery. When it was noted scouts had seen a “rocking motion” in Familia’s delivery this spring, Eiland said that element had already been removed. Whatever they’re doing, it’s been successful so far. Familia tossed another scoreless inning in Monday’s 4-2 win over the Tigers at First Data Field and has tossed four shutout innings this spring. A year ago, he served a 15-game suspension for violating MLB’s domestic violence protocol and later had surgery to remove a blood clot from his right shoulder. He’s healthy now and hopes his reshaped delivery gets him back to where he was in 2016.
Jeurys Familia already looks like a whole new pitcher
New York Post | Mar 6